Buddhist priest's stole (ôhi)

Japanese
Edo or Meiji era
latter half of 19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

W x L: 29.0 x 167.2 cm (11 7/16 x 65 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.623

Medium or Technique

Silk, gilt paper; lampas with 4and1 satin foundation and 1\2 twill supplementary weave (shuchin); pieced and appliquéd

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Buddhist priest’s stole (ôhi) with decoration of flowering plants. Center, border: white silk figured satin-weave ground with patterns of Western-style flowering plants. Shiten: red silk ground with woven-in patterns of scrolling vines in supplementary wefts of flat gold-leafed paper thread. Lining: purple plain-weave cotton.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross to MFA on February 15, 1917

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection